Oh can you just feel the outrage, the hopelessness the far Left is feeling? Well, if you have a working knowledge of the Constitution, and have studied what the Founders said about private gun ownership as an absolute right, you will not share the idiocy spewed here
On Tuesday, five members of the court edited the 2nd Amendment. In essence, they said: Scratch the preamble, only 14 words count.In doing so, they have curtailed the power of the legislatures and the city councils to protect their citizens.
The majority opinion in the 5-4 decision to overturn a Washington, D.C., ban on handgun possession goes to great lengths to parse the words of the 2nd Amendment. The opinion, written by JusticeAntonin Scalia, spends 111/2 pages just on the meaning of the words “keep and bear arms.”
Some view this court decision as an affirmation of individual rights. But the damage in this ruling is that it takes a significant public policy issue out of the hands of citizens. The people of Washington no longer have the authority to decide that, as a matter of public safety, they will prohibit handgun possession within their borders.